It is hard to believe Trump is still IN this – let alone that the possibility of him actually winning is currently LIKELY.
But with the HERD of Republican candidates slowly thinning, short of a disaster, his nomination now seems assured.
The man is unstoppable. Like the Energizer (sic) Bunny, he just goes on and on and…
He recently claimed he could go out onto Fifth Avenue and SHOOT a guy, without damaging his numbers.
This is akin to Lennon’s claim that the Beatles were bigger than God.
Except that while John’s statement was true – and not intended to be controversial (he was merely pointing out how media hysteria had elevated the group to god-like status) – it inflamed America’s Christian Right and at least contributed to the Fab Four abandoning live gigs in favour of studio production. They did not want to get SHOT.
However, Trump does not fear that. Aside from the fact he has a Carry Permit, RIGHT wingers shoot LEFT wingers – not the other way around.
Which means that in all probability, the only person who can prevent his ample posterior occupying that Big Chair – is the eventual winner of the Democratic nomination.
And NEITHER of the candidates are looking too strong, these days.
Bernie would be SEVENTY-FIVE if he became POTUS. Eighty-three, if he completed a second term.
Plus he is a SOCIALIST. (Are you KIDDING? In America, that’s a half-step away from being a COMMUNIST – for decades, America’s Anathema).
Thanks to Blair, that word is “dirty” even in Britain – although Jeremy Corbyn COULD change that. (Then again, imagine the West today being ruled by Sanders and Corbyn, like it was by Reagan and Thatcher back in the ’80s. Sadly, it’ll never happen).
But Barry Obama is moderate RIGHT and even HE has spent the last seven years busting his balls trying to get ANYTHING past the US Congress – so what chance would Bernie have?
He would be like an old man shouting at kids to get off his lawn.
Then comes Old Ma Clinton. This time around, she is no spring chicken either, at 68 (69 by Election Day).
And JEEZ, does she now have baggage.
She came SECOND to Obama.
Her old man is a rascal.
Then comes the raft of controversies; including but certainly not limited to Whitewater, cattle futures, Benghazi, Thomas Alfred Taylor (look him up) – and her e-mails.
Fact is, while Hillary appeared to be a shoo-in for the PRESIDENCY, never mind the Democratic nomination, during the years immediately leading up to 2016 – right now, even the latter is looking decidedly shaky.
People just do not TRUST her.
So much so, she currently lies BEHIND Bernie in the caucuses (cauci?)
She MUST be thinking – “Surely, not AGAIN?”
Which brings us back to Trump.
Whilst being more than a year older than Hillary, the man is a DYNAMO.
The question is, can he continue to light up the US electorate for another nine months?
And if he DOES make it all the way – will HMG still BAN him from entering the UK?!